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November 15, 2018

Follow the footsteps of Mountain Madness client Sarah on Mount Kilimanjaro

Have you ever blessed the rains in Africa? Never in a million years did I think I would and one Sunday night, we were on the Mountain Madness website pouring over the numerous expeditions and mountaineering trips they had listed. We decided right then and there we had to book Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain on the African continent. [+] READ MORE

November 7, 2017

Everest Base Camp Trek Begins Under Clear Skies

Yak bells clang and Tibetan chanting plays behind me while I sit writing our Namche Bazaar updates in the sunshine this Saturday morning. The Everest Base Camp team made it above 12,000 feet on day two of our climb through the Himalaya. We’re perched 3,000 feet above the Bhote Khosi gorge, and the views from this mountain mecca are vertical extremes in all directions. Time to enjoy the scene and reflect on the last couple days.

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August 14, 2017

"Wonderful, fabulous" Inca Trail Deluxe Trek

MM Trekker Barbara Gessaman shares her latest trekking experience - our Inca Trail Deluxe.

The Inca Trail Deluxe trip was fabulous, as are all of the treks I have taken with Mountain Madness (six in all). This trip was my grandsons' first trip at altitude, and they did well - the trekking bug has bitten. Our guide, Julio, was wonderful. He knew and relayed to us so much about the history of the Incas and Machu Picchu.

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July 31, 2017

The Tough Guy Killer: Adventures in Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

In the shade underneath the thatched roof choza, I looked one last time at the bottom of my coffee cup. This was day two of our expedition in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, and it was spent arranging passage from the local Kogi shaman into their lands of overwhelming green, wildly steep mountain sides, and equatorial glacier-clad peaks. After some lengthy negotiations we received a hand-written permit for us to journey into the indigenous Kogi tribal land. Time to pack.

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April 3, 2017

Everest Updates 4/3/2017

Our Nepal season is in full swing, with the Everest Expedition, Island Peak Expedition, and Everest Base Camp Trek groups all underway.

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